JHEAIK sahkan perkahwinan kedua Sultan Kelantan
KOTA BHARU 29 Dis. – Jabatan Hal Ehwal Agama Islam Kelantan (JHEAIK) hari ini mengesahkan Sultan Kelantan, Sultan Ismail Petra Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra telah berkahwin dengan isteri keduanya, Elia Suhana Ahmad, 30, pada 31 Disember 2007.
Pernikahan itu disahkan oleh Ketua Pendaftar, Nikah, Cerai, Rujuk JHEAIK, Hasnan Ramli ketika dihubungi Utusan Malaysia di sini lewat petang ini.
“Saya hanya boleh mengesahkan perkahwinan Sultan Kelantan dengan isteri kedua baginda itu,’’ katanya.
Semalam akhbar The Malay Mail dalam versi online melaporkan misteri identiti salah seorang daripada dua wanita yang dibawa melawat Sultan Ismail Petra yang gering di Hospital Mount Elizabeth, Singapura pada pukul 4.20 pagi 8 Oktober lalu.
Laman web tersebut semalam melaporkan pengakuan Elia Suhana sebagai isteri kedua Sultan Kelantan.
Elia Suhana dalam laman web tersebut mendakwa terpaksa mendedahkan kedudukan sebenar dirinya bagi memperbetulkan laporan akhbar Malay Mail pada 21 Disember lalu yang menyiarkan berita dua wanita dibawa secara senyap-senyap ke hospital itu bagi melawat Sultan Kelantan.
Penyiaran berita yang bertajuk Police Ruckus In Royal Ward dalam akhbar itu didakwa Elia Suhana telah menimbulkan pandangan negatif terhadap baginda, institusi kesultanan dan polis istana.
Utusan Malaysia hari ini turut menerima kenyataan akhbar setebal lima muka surat melalui faks yang ditandatangani Elia Suhana dan dikatakan turut dihantar kepada semua media untuk membuat penjelasan itu.
Turut dilampirkan salinan sijil perkahwinan serta kad perakuan nikahnya.
Kelantan Royalty in news again
by Maria J.Dass and Alyaa Alhajri
PETALING JAYA, The Sun (Dec 28, 2009) : The Kelantan royalty is in the news again. A woman claiming to be the second wife of the Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Ismail Petra today alleged that she was prevented from visiting her husband who has been warded at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore since May 14.
In a signed statement faxed to the Press, Elia Suhana Ahmad said she and the Sultan were married on Dec 23, 2007 in the presence of family and palace officials, but things were kept under wraps for personal reasons.
Her wedding photograph, e-nikah card and documents from the religious department were e-mailed to theSun to prove their union.
Our call to a handphone number given in the statement was picked up by a man who claimed to be her spokesman but who refused to reveal his name. He said Elia Suhana was overseas and would only be back in “one or two days”.
Some photographers went to the address given in the statement but failed to meet her.
Her statement was issued in response to a Dec 21 report in the Malay Mail online titled “Police Ruckus in Royal Ward” which said palace police had helped her gain access to the Sultan.
Elia Suhana claimed that the Sultan’s consort, the Raja Perempuan Kelantan Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid’s body guards had prevented her from visiting the Sultan.
The news report said royal guards sneaked “two unknown women” into the royal suite of the recovering Ruler at the hospital in the wee hours of the morning of Oct 8.
It also stated that some 20 royal guards, who are also police personnel, besieged the ward and allegedly insulted Tengku Anis.
Explaining what happened, Elia Suhana said: “My personal assistant and I went to visit the Sultan in the wee hours of that morning accompanied by palace police officials.
“The police report lodged by the Sultanah’s bodyguard — on orders of the prince Tengku Temenggong Tengku Muhammad Fakhry — stating that the police had brought in two female strangers into the ward is totally irrelevant,” she said.
“The Kelantan royalty generally knows of my existence, that I have no ill intention against the Sultan and that I have never ignored the palace officials,” Elia said.
She said police officers generally act on orders from their superiors and not individuals, thus their integrity in this matter should not be questioned unless those involved do not like the police’s methods of upholding justice.
The news report has put both the police and the Sultan in a bad light, she added.
Elia Suhana said: “As a lawful wife, it is my responsibility to be together with the Sultan, especially at a time when he is critically ill.
“Because of circumstances, I was unable to be with the Sultan throughout his stay at the hospital but managed to visit him a few times,” she said, adding that she chose to visit him at odd hours so as not to hurt the feelings of members of the royal family.
Elia Suhana said she had laid low up till now but had to go public because she had to clarify the news report.
I am Kelantan Sultan's second wife'
KUALA LUMPUR: One of the two women brought into the royal suite at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore is the second wife of the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Ismail Petra, it has been revealed.
A source close to the Kelantan palace confirmed this morning that the Sultan's second wife and her personal assistant had visited the ailing ruler.
The clarification quells suggestions of hanky-panky as a bodyguard of the Kelantan Raja Perempuan, Mohd Fadzli Awang, had alleged in his police report that the unknown women were sneaked into the ward after the video surveillance camera was covered with newspaper.
He had claimed that a bodyguard had brought the women before leaving the royal suite.
Mohd Fadzli had claimed that the same guard had returned with two men, one believed to be a Malaysian police inspector. The guard and the police officer, he had claimed in his report, waited outside the ward.
“The parties concerned then left the ward about two hours later. It is unknown what their intention was by coming to the ward at that hour,” he had claimed.
Mohd Fadzli Awang had also said the Sultan’s third son, Tengku Temenggong Tengku Muhammad Fakhry, had ordered him to lodge a report for police to investigate and take appropriate action against the intruders.
The clarification on the women's status came after a Press statement, allegedly from the Sultan's second wife, was circulated via e-mail to the media, including The Malay Mail, this morning.
In the statement, accompanied by copies of the marriage certificate and marriage card, the sender claiming to be the Sultan's second wife claimed that she had decided to clear the air after allegations of hanky-panky had surfaced from her visit.
The email sender, known as Elia Suhana Ahmad, claimed that only a handful were privy about the marriage between her and Sultan Ismail.
She claimed that her wedding had been witnessed by family members as well as Kelantan's State officials on Dec 23, 2007. A picture of her, the Sultan and an elderly couple also accompanied her email.
Elia claimed that the earlier reports had taken a negative slant and she was obliged to clarify the issue to ensure that the Kelantan monarch would not be mocked and the role of the police not misunderstood.
It had been reported that a royal guard had allegedly brought in two unknown women at 4.20am on Oct 8.
It had also been reported that some 20 royal guards, allegedly police personnel, had also besieged the ward and insulted the Raja Perempuan Kelantan, Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid.
lt was learnt that personal security officers of the Raja Perempuan had lodged five reports of alleged misconduct by Kelantan police personnel between October and November at the hospital.
Kelantan police chief SAC 1 Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi had declined comment since the police report was lodged in Singapore.